I Really Love My Personalized Mask Chain, and There Are So Many Ways to Style It
You know how we describe some of our more delicate jewellery as everyday pieces we never take off? Well, make some more room in that category, because face mask chains are here to stay. At first, we saw plenty of people expertly utilising their sunglasses chains by clipping the ends onto the ear straps of their face masks, so that their coverings are always in reach instead of tucked away in a waist bag. But now some of our favourite fashion brands, and countless Etsy sellers, are rolling out functional chains specifically meant to hang down from your mask — and also coordinate with the rest of your outfit.
You can either go to the kitschy, camp route, and opt for one with beads — I jazzed mine up with my name — or you can keep things chic with gold chainlink, pearls, or marble designs. Influencers are even incorporating these into their stylish #OOTDs, populating our feed with what we'll call maskspo.
If you like the layered jewellery look, these definitely bring something to the table, encourageing you to accessorise, which is something you've probably been doing less of while social distancing from home. I know one thing for sure — my mask chain certainly makes staying safe a lot more fun, and it inspires me to pull together an outfit that actually feels like me. If I'm wearing my name close to my heart, I might as well show off my personal style while I'm at it.